Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.
The 21-year-old man charged with murdering his parents at their estate home in Katy was formally arraigned Friday in a Richmond courtroom. Ryan Robert Walton listened as Assistant District Attorney Alex Foley read the findings of grand jurors, who had indicted him on capital murder charges in the shooting deaths two and a half months ago. It was the first time Walton has appeared publicly since sheriff's deputies arrested him on May 31 outside of a burger joint in Rosenberg, days after the bodies of his parents were found in their home in the The Lake Pointe Estates. Authorities said then that Michael Robert Walton and Lynda Renee Walton, 54 and 52, had been shot to death with a small caliber firearm.
J.C. Penney Co., under major pricing and merchandising changes, swung to a bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss and said Tuesday it no longer expects to meet its previous profit forecast for the year as it sees more restructuring charges.
Three members of the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court face re-election this year, but two will have to survive primary opponents who accuse the court of becoming too pro-business.
Researchers say they've shown that certain plants have smarts during dry times.
Gov. Rick Perry isn't saying whether he approves of the University of Texas at Austin president whose job was reported to be in jeopardy.
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has placed her longtime chief of staff on administrative leave.
A Central Texas teenager has pleaded guilty to murder in the 2011 Waco drive-by fatal shooting of another youth.